Siberia: Worlds Apart
Known to most as a realm of exile and labor camps, Siberia is also one of the world’s wealthiest resource bases. This harsh, vast land constitutes nearly three-quarters of Russia’s territory, yet after four centuries of Slavic migration and procreation it is home to a mere 32 million people.In this comprehensive book, Victor Mote illuminates the dichotomy between Siberia’s rich treasurehouse of resources and its peripheral relationship to the rest of the world. With this paradox in mind, he traces the region’s history from the Stone Age to the present, emphasizing the unique blend of wit and will developed by inhabitants to survive one of the most brutal environments in the world—a land that has been part colony, part prison, and part frontier. Mote also explores the geography, ethnography, economics, and politics of Siberia and its people, providing a multidisciplinary perspective for scholars and general readers alike interested in Eurasia’s “forgotten quarter.”
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The Russian Far East
Russians in Siberia
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Aganbegyan Altay Amur Amuria Asia Basin became Bolsheviks Brezhnev Buryatia Buryats Chronology of Events Chubais Chukchi coal core Cossacks duma Eastern economic ethnic Evenks exiles federal Fondahl gazeta Geography gold Gorbachev governor Greater Siberia groups Gudok homeland Ibid indigenous industrial Irkutsk Kemerovo Kemerovo oblast Khabarovsk Khantia-Mansia Khants Kolyma Krasnoyarsk Krasnoyarsk kray kray kulaks Kuzbas labor Lake Baykal leaders Mansi ment million miners Moscow Mukha Murav'yev native Nauka Nazdratenko Nentsy North northern Novosibirsk NUPI NW Turkic oblast oil and gas okrugs Omsk Party percent periphery Photo population Post-Soviet Primor'ye provinces railway reindeer Republic resource frontier River Rossiya Russian Far East Sakha Republic Sakha Yakutia Sakhalin Shamanist sian Sibe Siberian Regionalism Sibiri Sibirskoye otdeleniye Sovetskaya Soviet Union SSSR Stalin Stephan steppes Tatars tion Tomsk Trans-Siberian Railroad tsar tsarist Tuleyev Turkic Tyumen Ugrians Urals USSR Vladivostok West Siberian Western Siberia Yakuts Yamalia Yeltsin